In her biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, author Eileen McNamara depicts Shriver as a tenacious woman devoted to several causes. One of Shriver's often unsung legacies is the prenatal and child health research of her namesake institution, NICHD.
The rise of genetic testing over the past 20 years, especially with respect to genealogy, has revealed DNA’s social power in addition to its biological power, said Dr. Alondra Nelson at a Jan. 17 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture in Masur Auditorium.
This year, NIH's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) chose to celebrate Black History Month with an exhibition of photos and profiles honoring 14 African-American scientists at NIH, plus four scientists from the past.
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3-D reconstructed model heart of a 63-year-old woman with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition that researchers have linked to heart disease. The vessel at right represents the left circumflex artery, which contains widespread levels of coronary plaque (green). February is American Heart Month.